DESIGNER

Ardak is an experienced multimedia designer with a demonstrated history of working in the online education and television production industry, with printed and physical media as well as digital and virtual spaces. Arts and Design professional with a BA and MA in Graphic Design from St Petersburg University and an MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design. Currently focuses on visual and motion design, creative technology, game design and XR.



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01 GLYPHS OF ANOTHER WORLD

Glyphs of Another World project aims to build a digital myth inspired by the history of nomadic shamanism and ancient petroglyphs.

Glyphs of Another World takes multiple forms: animation, 3D modeling & rigging, published book, installation, and VR experience. 

Roles: Art Direction, Brand and Visual Design, Worldbuilding, Character Design, Storytelling, Animation, Print & Installation production. 


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multimedia
09/21—04/22





02 ECHOES

ECHOES website is made for the Parsons Design & Technology program to showcase students’ thesis projects and celebrate the final end of the year events including pop-up exhibition show, publication, symposium, screening & performance events.

Roles: Art Direction, Brand and Visual Design, Assets Design.


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web/brand
04/22—05/22




03 NEUROLINGUISTICS

Neurolinguistics is an online course on Coursera and Open Education platforms developed at St Petersburg University. The course consists of seven modules and lectured by ten international specialists in neuroscience.

Neurolinguistics consist of multiple media: animation, layout templates, posters, booklet, design guidelines, 3D modeling, data visualization, and printed media.

Roles: Art Direction, Brand & Visual Design, Animation, Production, Assets Design.


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brand/systems/
data research & visualization/
education
09/18—06/19





04 NEO-DADA

Neo-Dada is a contemporary graphic poetry book inspired by the work and heritage of dadaists. 

Neo-Data exists in a form of a printed book, a website, and a digital publication.

Roles: Art Direction, Graphic & Visual Design, Motion Graphics.


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visual art/graphic design/print
09/18—11/18





05 LAB

LAB is a branding and visual identity project for the international laboratory “Perspective Nanomaterials and Optoelectronic Devices.” The laboratory requested a visual identification, branding, and presentation of the results of their work and development. 

LAB consists of multiple media: animation, posters, banners, a map, booklet, design guidelines, data visualization, and printed media.

Roles: Art Direction, Brand & Visual Design, Animation, Production.


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science/brand/data research/motion
09/16—06/17





06 NEO TENGRI

Neo-Tengri is the Gold Winner of "Post-Reality and No-Normal" of the NEWVIEW AWARDS 2021. The VR project is based on nomadic mythology depicting unknown creatures. Unlock the seal of Tengri by communicating with an alien creatures.

Roles: Game & Visual Design, Worldbuilding, Animation, Character Design, 3D Modeling & Rigging.


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VR/worldbuilding
08/21—12/21




07 ANNIHILATION

The project is an unknown world for aliens and artists to evoke a feeling of suspense and confusion, and thoughts about alternative spaces or creatures we can encounter in an endless space.

Roles: Game & Visual Design, Worldbuilding, Animation, Character Design, 3D Modeling & Rigging.


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VR/XR/
alternative controller
11/21—01/22





08 TAMGALY

Tamgaly animation is included in the Student Short Program and the Silent Screen Program in Supernova Digital Animation Festival, Denver Digerati, 2021.

Synopsis: a journey into the kaleidoscopic world of petroglyphs.

Roles: Visual Design, Worldbuilding, Animation, Character Design, 3D Modeling & Rigging.


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animation/3D modeling
06/21—08/21





09 THE CATCHER

The Catcher is a VR game concept visualization of the non-linear text in the virtual space. The project is a multi-level game inspired by “Dictionary of the Khazars” – the first novel by Serbian writer Milorad Pavic, published in 1984.

Roles: Art Direction, Game & Visual Design, Worldbuilding, Animation, 3D Modeling, Photogrammetry.


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game/VR/XR
04/18—05/18






10 ECO.CO

Eco.co is a platform for sharing tips for sustainable business management between SME owners and for promoting eco-consciousness towards both SME owners and their clients. Small laundries were chosen to test the idea.

Roles: Research, Brand & Graphic Design, Motion Design, UI/UX. 


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case-study/research
09/17—10/17







11 16BIT

16bit is an animated trailer and logotype for 16bit.co.jp company that focuses on video production, web design, and illustration; made with Takehiro Tobinaga‘s illustrations.

Roles: Brand & Graphic Design, Motion Design, Animation.


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logo/trailer/
animation
06/18—08/18







12 PLATO’S ATLANTIS

Plato's Atlantis is a Spring/Summer fashion collection by Alexander McQueen. Inspired by the collection I created the visual identity and printed materials for the show in Alexandrinsky Theater in St Petersburg.

Roles: Branding, Visual Identity, Graphic Design, Print.


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identity/brand/
print
02/16—04/16







13 PORTFOLIO VI

Portfolio VI is an intermediate collection of project iterations for the Design Department at St Petersburg University.

Roles: Graphic Design, Experimental Print.


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portfolio/
print
12/17—03/18








︎ more projects will be published soon

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